EXPLORE. DISCOVER. ENJOY.
Make connections with the natural world at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray. Climb along Adventure Reef. Talk with a diver swimming the depths with eels and sharks. Look an albino alligator in the eye. Wonder at baby sea turtles. Marvel at free-flying butterflies and roar with the dinosaurs.
Discover aquatic wildlife at free daily dive shows and animal encounters. Explore more with behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor adventures and kid friendly camps.
See why visitors vote the Aquarium a top regional and national attraction each year.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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Holiday-themed fun for campers 5-12. Dec. 10, 17 and 22.
Festival of Trees
Free with Aquarium admission
Lower Cape Fear Hospice hosts the annual event 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21-Dec. 4.
Santa by the Sea
A magical evening with Santa 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 17